The Neosho Lady Wildcats continued a busy week on the road with losses to Willard on Wednesday, Carthage on Tuesday, and Mount Vernon on Monday.
The Lady Wildcats, weather permitting, finished a stretch of four consecutive road duals in as many days Thursday against Central Ozark Conference foe Branson. On Friday, the Lady Wildcats travel to Republic for a tournament.
Neosho’s been more like a Willie Nelson song or the title of a Jack Kerouac novel this week.
Against Willard, a previously scheduled dual scrapped for rain and made up Wednesday, Neosho earned its first varsity match victory of the season when No. 2 singles player Sarah Werner defeated Karson Phipps in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-5).
In the rest of singles competition, No. 1 Emily Mitchell lost 8-3 to Jungeun Go, No. 3 Julie Phillips lost 8-3 to Kaitlyn Burson, No. 4 Michelle Lindsay lost 8-2 to Sarah Kiesewetter, No. 5 Rylee Marion lost 8-0 to Neely Bridges, and No. 6 Taaliyah Oates lost 8-1 to Sarah Harris.
In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Werner lost 8-2 to Go-Phipps, No. 2 Phillips-Marion lost 8-1 to Burson-Harris, and No. 3 Lindsay-Oates lost 8-0 to Kiesewetter-Bridges.
On Tuesday, Neosho lost 9-0 to conference rival Carthage.
In singles, No. 1 Mitchell lost 8-0 to Lily Smith, No. 2 Werner lost 8-2 to Mariah Copeland, No. 3 Phillips lost 8-1 to Darcy Teel, No. 4 Lindsay lost 8-3 to Hadley Heckling, No. 5 Marion lost 8-1 to Malory Moore, and No. 6 Khali Johnson lost 8-0 to Bailey Rodebush.
In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Werner lost 8-0 to Smith-Copeland, No. 2 Phillips-Lindsay lost 8-1 to Teel-Hicklin, and No. 3 Marion-Johnson lost 8-1 to Moore-Rodebush.
Against Mount Vernon on Monday, Neosho fell 9-0.
In singles, No. 1 Mitchell lost 8-0 to Lyndsey Hood, No. 2 Werner lost 8-1 to Brandee Loftus, No. 3 Phillips lost 8-2 to Kassidy Anderson, No. 4 Lindsay lost 8-2 to Jasmine Sapiel, No. 5 Marion lost 8-0 to Brooke Loftus, and No. 6 Oates lost 8-0 to Faith Hunt.
In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Werner lost 8-2 to Hood-Anderson, No. 2 Phillips-Lindsay lost 8-2 to Brandee Loftus-Hunt, and No. 3 Marion-Oates lost 8-0 to Sapiel-Brooke Loftus.
Entering Thursday, Neosho owned a 0-7 overall and 0-5 COC record.